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George Dimitri Sawa

about the musical practices of an era, the repertoire of which had largely become extinct by his time, shows his implicit belief that sound represents but one aspect of music. 23 Musicians’ verbalization about their practices is akin to what is now termed “folk evaluation” or the emic component of

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George Dimitri Sawa

( afsada ) songs of the older repertoire and because of his stature he cleared the way for others to boldly change this repertoire. Up to now, people are of two types: [1] Those who followed the belief and practice ( madhhab ) 10 of Isḥāq and his friends who disapproved ( ankara ) of changing ( taghyīr

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Lawrence Kramer

Edited by Richard Leppert and Walter Bernhart

by sidestepping the question of belief. By defining their distance from us as that of our classic art or essential history, they license our admiration and self-forgetting. They give us what F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said we can’t have, what their characters lose so that we can gain: the second

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Jennifer Nevile

, through its connection to music and through the continuation of classical beliefs linking outward movement to interior spiritual states, was inextricably linked to emotion. The emotional content of the choreographies composed during this period was complex, and operated on multiple levels, both in social

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Lawrence Kramer

Edited by Richard Leppert and Walter Bernhart

no pejorative cast). For reasons like these, Whitman found that the war vindicated his own belief in the sanctity of same-sex love, though he was painfully aware of the cost. 9 The trope of mortal intimacy involves the paradox that soldiers who die in battle die, so to speak, in two registers: they

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Lawrence Kramer

Edited by Richard Leppert and Walter Bernhart

, unlike Homer’s Odysseus, stuffs his own ears with wax, not those of his crew; he triumphs in the false belief that he has been deaf to a song that was never sung. (Probably he knew, says Kafka, that the sirens’ song could easily penetrate the wax; he was simply so charmed by his own cleverness that he

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Jennifer Nevile

transformed itself into an interest and skill in the arts of music and dance. Such a progression from a belief that noble virtue was primarily displayed in a military encounter on a battlefield, to a view of noble virtue as primarily a mixture of civility, grace, ‘education, connoisseurship, sensibility and

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Jennifer Nevile

. For Plato the beauty and order of the cosmos could be interpreted as a measured dance, with human dancing an imitation of this celestial dance. 73 Plato’s belief that ‘human dance was in imitation of the celestial dance, and that both reflected an order based on harmony and reason, remained a

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Lawrence Kramer

Edited by Richard Leppert and Walter Bernhart

from London to Florence and Rome, in the belief that it is not her “fate” to “give up” her chances at life. Her doing so marks her as a modern woman in the later nineteenth century. Late in the twentieth, Jane Campion’s film version of James’s novel would take that modernity as its mainspring. The film

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Lawrence Kramer

Edited by Richard Leppert and Walter Bernhart

wish to die, an irrepressible manifestation of a death drive very like the one Freud would name Thanatos a century later. She dies because of her belief that only her death can redeem Tannhäuser, a spiritual arithmetic not in the canon of any known church. In the event, Tannhäuser’s salvation consists